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Kayla Itsines sparks debate after using butter in her beef burger

Australia’s highest paid fitness star Kayla Itsines has taken to social media after sharing her ‘quick’ beef burger recipe.

The 30-year-old, from Adelaide, said burgers are her favorite dinner option on ‘lazy’ evenings and that it usually consists of a homemade beef patty, burger roll, tomato, lettuce, red onion, tomato sauce and butter – the latter addition criticized by some.

“This dinner is so quick to make when I’m feeling particularly lazy and just want an easy meal together. “It literally takes no time to just chop up a few veggies and make burger patties,” the mother-of-one wrote on her Instagram.

“People sometimes think they can’t get burgers or pasta if they try to eat healthy, but they absolutely can. It’s just about making healthy decisions, instead of thinking you have to cut things out altogether.’

However, many were quick to point out the “unusual” spice she used in her burger.

Australia's highest paid fitness star Kayla Itsines has shared the 'quick' beef burger recipe (pictured with her toddler daughter Arna)

Australia’s highest paid fitness star Kayla Itsines has shared the ‘quick’ beef burger recipe (pictured with her toddler daughter Arna)

Many were surprised that the butter was added to Kayla's burger - some suggested they'd like to try it

Many were surprised that the butter was added to Kayla's burger - some suggested they'd like to try it

Many were surprised that the butter was added to Kayla’s burger – some suggested they’d like to try it

The 30-year-old from Adelaide made the simple dish with homemade beef patty, burger roll, tomato, lettuce, red onion, tomato sauce and butter

The 30-year-old from Adelaide made the simple dish with homemade beef patty, burger roll, tomato, lettuce, red onion, tomato sauce and butter

To assemble, she added tomato sauce to the bottom bun, topped with the patties and sliced ​​tomatoes

To assemble, she added tomato sauce to the bottom bun, topped with the patties and sliced ​​tomatoes

The 30-year-old from Adelaide made the simple dish with homemade beef patties, burger roll, tomato, lettuce, red onion, tomato sauce and butter. To assemble, she added tomato sauce to the bottom bun, topped with the patties and sliced ​​tomatoes

Poll

Do you add butter to your burger?

“Butter makes me mad as a seasoning,” one wrote, while another said, “Butter? Is this an Aussie thing? So interesting the different ways of doing things around the world. Even something as simple as a hamburger.’

‘Did you put butter on a burger?!’ another added, while one woman confirmed, “Butter makes everything better.”

And another added: ‘I’ve never put butter on my burger! I thought that was mayonnaise. I’ll have to try.’

To put it together, she added tomato sauce to the bottom bun, topped with the patty, sliced ​​tomatoes, fresh lettuce, and red onion, while buttering the top bun.

‘I used ground beef, but you can also use ground chicken, lamb or turkey. You can also buy really great plant-based burger patties at the grocery store, or even use a large portobello as a patty,” she said.

The 30-year-old from Adelaide said burgers are her favorite dinner option on 'lazy' evenings

The 30-year-old from Adelaide said burgers are her favorite dinner option on 'lazy' evenings

The 30-year-old from Adelaide said burgers are her favorite dinner option on ‘lazy’ evenings

Many said her dinner inspired them to make their own burgers at home, and some said it “looks so good.”

While a woman was discussing the order she preferred when assembling a burger.

‘I’ll never understand putting spices all the way up or down. I always put them between the lettuce, cheese and patty – otherwise it will soak into the bread so quickly! I take my spices very seriously,’ she said.

Her dinner idea comes when Kayla is named as one of Australia’s richest young entrepreneurs in the Financial Review Young Rich List.

She started her Sweat fitness app business on Instagram in 2009 and comes in at number 39 after racking up $164 million and 13 million followers.

In July, the fitness queen revealed how she made the 'best salad ever' using pre-cooked supermarket fried chicken, a handful of fresh vegetables and a homemade salad dressing.

In July, the fitness queen revealed how she made the 'best salad ever' using pre-cooked supermarket fried chicken, a handful of fresh vegetables and a homemade salad dressing.

In July, the fitness queen revealed how she made the ‘best salad ever’ using pre-cooked supermarket fried chicken, a handful of fresh vegetables and a homemade salad dressing.

Kayla has been named as one of Australia's richest young entrepreneurs in the Financial Review Young Rich List.  She started her Sweat fitness app business on Instagram in 2009 and comes in at number 39 after amassing $164 million and 13 million followers

Kayla has been named as one of Australia's richest young entrepreneurs in the Financial Review Young Rich List.  She started her Sweat fitness app business on Instagram in 2009 and comes in at number 39 after amassing $164 million and 13 million followers

Kayla has been named as one of Australia’s richest young entrepreneurs in the Financial Review Young Rich List. She started her Sweat fitness app business on Instagram in 2009 and comes in at number 39 after amassing $164 million and 13 million followers

In July, the fitness queen revealed how she made the “best salad ever” using precooked fried chicken from the grocery store.

She created her “favorite lunch” that “took no time to make” after tossed together shredded chicken, a handful of fresh vegetables, and a homemade salad dressing.

“For my new favorite salad, I grab a fried chicken from my grocery store and shred it. The salad base is a mixture of finely chopped fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, brown rice and basil,” she wrote on Instagram.

‘Then I finish the salad with the shredded chicken, some burrata (the tastiest creamy cheese), olive oil, salt, oregano and balsamic glaze.

The SWEAT founder said you can easily swap out the chicken for any leftover protein from your previous meals.

The mom-of-one explained why lunches don’t have to be “super complicated” or “fancy to make them tasty.”

“I usually go for something really simple, like a Mediterranean salad, with tuna, brown rice (or pasta), and I’d love to eat that every day,” she said.

‘Eating quick and easy meals makes it more convenient for you — it’s easier to grab something healthy when it’s super easy to prepare.

“Some people find that the best way for them is to prepare the meals for the week ahead, or to have ingredients cut and ready in the fridge to use.”

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